Concise screening questions for clinical assessments of terminal care: the needs near the end-of-life care screening tool.

@article{Emanuel2001ConciseSQ,
  title={Concise screening questions for clinical assessments of terminal care: the needs near the end-of-life care screening tool.},
  author={Linda Emanuel and Hillel R Alpert and Ezekiel Emanuel},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={465-74}
}
End-of-life care has benefited from the recognition that multiple dimensions exist to patient care needs. However, well-designed clinical tools to evaluate these multiple dimensions are few. Such tools are available for evaluations of pain and other specific areas, but clinicians need a sensitive and reliable set of bedside questions to assess and screen individual patients' overall care. We set out to develop a practical tool that we called the Needs at the End-of-Life Screening Tool (NEST… CONTINUE READING

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